Janice Gunner: Indigo, Boro and more

24th - 31st October 2020

Spend a week of creativity learning how to dye with with Indigo and locally sourced natural dyes such as onion skins and pomegranate. These hand dyes will give you a palette of fabrics and threads to produce a Boro inspired cloth, slow stitched by hand, Sashiko style.

Our tutor, Janice Gunner specialises in indigo dyeing and is now researching the use of botanical dyes for her MA in Textiles.

Janice also works with traditional Japanese Textile techniques including Sashiko stitching which has its origins in the now much sought after Boro (translates as rags) cloths.

You will learn about these special cloths in detail and get the opportunity to see some of the pieces in Janice’s collection to use as inspiration for your own work.

Janice will provide a kit which includes suitable fabrics for dyeing with both indigo and natural dyes, thread and a Sashiko needle.

She will also bring for sale, some vintage Japanese fabrics to further enhance your work if you wish. If  you would like to bring any fabrics of your own to add to these please ensure they are cotton, linen or fine wool. Just bring your hand sewing kits, some scissors, a note book and pen, camera and an open mind!

More about Janice: janicegunner.co.uk

  • £725 twin room sharing not ensuite
  • £775 twin room sharing ensuite
  • £875 single room

To book your place please contact jan@themasseriadellazingara.com


2019 – 2020 Programme